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XFINITY Center gets enormous video board

Maryland's basketball arena will have more than a new name.

The newly renamed XFINITY Center will have a substantial piece of new technology hanging above center court, per the Maryland athletic department.


There are a few obvious questions here, most prominently about how this state-of-the-art board is being paid for (through donations, one would think) and how directly involved Jerry Jones was in designing it, but this is certainly an exciting change.

It looks like the video board could be of similar length to the arena's basketball floor.


The exact specs, per a Maryland press release: The board is 12.5 feet high by 33 feet wide, and its two end-zone sections are 9 feet high by 16.5 feet wide. There will also be new closed-captioning displays in the building's corners.

Maryland says Byrd Stadium will also receive "new LED display upgrades." All of the new video technology will be provided by Daktroniks. All outdoor displays will come with weather protection, the department said. There will be new video boards affixed to the sides of Gossett Team House.